Dr. Szczurek is the co-founder and previous Chief Executive Officer of Radish. She resigned as CEO to become the State of Colorado’s Chief Information Officer starting January 9, 2019. The newly elected Governor, Jared Polis, appointed her to lead over 900 statewide staff to drive information technology solutions and support state agencies with missions critical to serving Coloradans.
Szczurek leaves an impressive record of co-founding and leading Radish Sytsems (Radish 2.0) since 2009 when smart devices and mobile communications were just becoming contenders for conducting business in the USA and worldwide. Radish quickly became the pioneer “voice with visuals” technology that has since become the status quo in mobile communications. Previously, as co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Planning Officer of Radish 1.0, Szczurek was key in transforming the start-up into a thriving firm that sold for over $40 million.
As CEO of Technology and Management Solutions, LLC she helped clients grow exponentially through strategic planning/execution, market/sales development, and organization/leadership development. She wrote the Amazon-bestseller, Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, which provides her proven, step-by-step formula for success.
Szczurek began her career with eight years at AT&T Bell Laboratories and AT&T International, first designing and greatly improving performance of business information systems and then producing large-scale revenue growth by managing their delivery into world markets. She holds an MS in Operations Research from Stanford University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration (with a focus in Marketing and Organization Development) from the University of Colorado.